Alexei Vinogradov Consultant, freelance

Alexei has been working in various IT projects in Germany for more than 15 years. He consults about quality assurance, test automation and about how to keep calm and be a good tester. Developer of Selenide. The founder and moderator of Radio QA podcast. Speaker at various IT conferences, since 2014.

Presentation: Selenide & KISS-Driven Automation [ENG]

As Selenium WebDriver is known to be a tool for browser automation and not for testing, we are doomed to use some testing frameworks to get efficient at automating web tests. But should every project reinvent the wheel? My answer is – “no!”

Selenide ( is a well-known, mature (5+ years) web test automation framework with a large community, and has already solved almost every typical web automation problem. Just write your web tests in concise, easy to read manner, and concentrate on your business problems and not on taming your browsers.

In this presentation I’ll demonstrate how Selenide ease a pain of using typical automation design patterns. Also I’ll introduce the principles of KISS-Driven-Development and show how they work with Selenide.